Yahoo!'s Carol Bartz Cancels CES Keynote

From X-bit Labs: Carol Bartz has a pretty electric personality and she's often referred to as "Hurricane Carol." As the leader of a struggling web portal, she makes for an interesting speaker and her participation in CES 2010 was announced by the Consumer Electronics Association last month. However, Tech Trader Daily noticed something odd about a CEA press release sent out on Tuesday.

AMD Displays Llano Die: 4 x86 Cores, 480 Stream Processors

From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices on Wednesday demonstrated the first die shot of its code-named Llano microprocessor that features both general-purpose x86 cores as well as graphics processing engine. The picture reveals some of the basic specifications of the chip. More importantly, AMD said that the Llano chip is due in 2011, no changes in the roadmap.

Microsoft preps Office 2010 public beta

From InfoWorld: Microsoft may launch the public beta of Office 2010 as early as next week, according to e-mail messages received Tuesday by people who have been testing the company's next application suite.

Last month, CEO Steve Ballmer promised that his company would roll out a beta during November. Microsoft has said it will distribute millions of copies of the Office 2010 public beta.

Google Latitude Tracks You and Your Friends

From PC World: The company announced late on Tuesday that it's expanding the features in Google Latitude , which was officially released in February as an upgrade to Google Maps . Google Latitude not only shows the location of friends, but it can also be used to contact them via SMS, Google Talk or Gmail.

Google's Go Is Promising, but Still in Diapers

From PC World: Google's Go could improve on existing programming languages by simplifying development without sacrificing application performance, but it will likely take years for Go to attain an established position that will allow it to have a noticeable impact.

Intel to pay AMD $1.25 billion in antitrust settlement

From CNET Intel and Advanced Micro Devices on Thursday announced a comprehensive agreement to end all outstanding legal disputes between the two chipmakers.

The pact covers both antitrust litigation and patent cross-license disputes, which have been churning since 2004.

Under terms of the agreement, the two companies will obtain patent rights from a new five-year cross-license agreement and will give up any claims of breach from the previous license agreement.

Exclusive: Details on Microsoft's New Search Partnership With Wolfram Alpha

From DailyTech: We've been following Wolfram Alpha for since its introduction as this search engine promises to open search to dramatically new realms, such as math and the sciences. Located in Champaign, Illinois, Wolfram Research produces Wolfram Alpha. Founded by Stephen Wolfram, Ph.D, the company's past works have included Mathematica and Wolfram Workbench, utilities commonly employed by college students and researchers.

Hewlett-Packard to Take Over 3Com For $2.7B

From DailyTech: Hewlett-Packard closed the business day on Wednesday by announcing a $2.7 billion acquisition of networking maker 3Com, as the company tries to increase its presence in China and other key foreign markets.

The deal has been approved by the board of directors of both HP and 3Com, with the deal expected to finalize in early 2010.

Articles Roundup: Veteran's/Remembrance Day Edition

Logitech Harmony 1100 Remote Control Review @ CCE Reviews
Eagle Arion 2.1 Soundstage Speakers @ Benchmark Reviews

Veteran's Day/Remembrance Day 2009


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